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Tea output in May dropped 12 per cent due to dry weather

9 Jul, 2014 Reuters: A drop in output has been pushing up prices in the world's second biggest producer and can reduce its exports.A drop in output has been pushing up prices in the world's second biggest producer and can reduce its exports. MUMBAI: Tea production in May dropped 12 per cent from a year earlier to 91.41 million kg on a drop in plucking in the northern states due to extreme dry weather, the state-run Tea Board said on Wednesday. A drop in output has been pushing up…

Tea worth $300 million smuggled under ATT in 2013: smuggling inflicts Rs 10 billion loss on national kitty

March 01, 2014 MOHAMMAD BILAL TAHIR Recorder: At least $300 million worth black tea was smuggled into Pakistan during last year under Afghan Transit Trade (ATT) that inflicted a huge revenue loss on the national exchequer, sources told Business Recorder. They said that the country suffered revenue loss to the tune of about Rs 10 billion last year due to illegal trade of black tea under the guise of Afghan Transit Trade (ATT). "Every second cup sipped in the country is of smuggled tea,"…

Indian tea prices fall

February 16, 2014 Average tea prices in India, the world's second-biggest producer, fell at this week's auction as buyers sought hefty discount for poor grade leaf. The CTC (crush-tear-curl) grade leaf was sold at 115.63 rupees ($1.85) per kg this week, down 3.8 percent from the previous auction, while prices of the dust grade edged up 1 percent to 118.12 rupees per kg. "This week demand was good but buyers were seeking season-end supplies at lower prices," said a Kolkata-based dealer. The…

2013 tea output jumps as small growers pluck more

By Reuters 3 Feb, 2014 MUMBAI: Tea production in 2013 rose by 6.5 per cent from a year earlier to a record 1,200 million kg, the Indian Tea Association said in a statement, as small growers in the northern-eastern part of the country plucked more leaves. India, which is world's second biggest tea producer harvested 1,126 million kg in the 2012 calendar year. India exports CTC (crush-tear-curl) grade tea mainly to Egypt, Pakistan and the UK, and the orthodox variety to Iraq, Iran and…

Misuse of ATT: Illegal tea imports inflict heavy revenue losses

November 13, 2013 MOHAMMAD BILAL TAHIR Country has incurred a revenue loss of Rs 500 million so far and further more is expected in ongoing fiscal year, due to illegal trade of black tea under the guise of Afghan Transit Trade (ATT), it was learnt on Tuesday. Industry sources said government's move to charge standard rate of sales tax on legal tea imports has given significant rise to smuggling of black varieties into Pakistan through ATT. "Every second cup of brewed tea is made with…

Top Kenyan tea prices fall

October 24, 2013 The average price of top Kenyan tea edged down for the fourth straight week to $3.74 per kilogramme from $3.90 at last week's sale, market participants said on Wednesday. The east African nation is the world's largest exporter of black tea, an important source of foreign exchange for it. Africa Tea Brokers (ATB) said in a market report the Best Broke Pekoe Ones (BP1s) fetched $2.65-$4.82 per kg from $3.00-$4.80 per kg attained at last week's sale. Brighter Pekoe…

Bangladesh tea prices rise October 24, 2013

October 24, 2013 Tea prices in Bangladesh recovered in the post-Eid holiday auction on Tuesday from three-week losses, on strong demand from local buyers for all varieties, despite this season's highest volume on offer. The average price of Bangladeshi tea was 186.51 taka ($2.34) per kg against 181.60 taka in the last auction, which was held on October 9, an official of National Brokers Limited said on Wednesday. More than 2.34 million kg of tea was offered at the country's sole…

10 Surprising Coffee Facts

We’ve rounded up some coffee facts that just might surprise you! Coffee is a controversial beverage. Is it healthy? Is it unhealthy? How much is too much coffee? Whether you’re a coffee fan or not, I hope you’ll find these coffee facts interesting! Personally, I love a cup of coffee. Now that I have a baby, I’m a two to three cup-a-day gal. Not only do I like drinking coffee, I’m kind of a nerd for coffee-related research. I enjoy checking out the latest studies on coffee and sorting…

Beauty Benefits of Coffee & Tea

Beauty Benefits of Coffee & Tea Coffee or tea — take your pick. New research shows that both deliver unexpected health pluses. It cannot only delight your day as you start your everyday activity but can also give you a lot of skin benefits. One of the best benefits that every person can get by drinking their daily dose of coffee is having an antioxidant, coffee are full of antioxidants. The beverages may also be mood boosters, with coffee linked to a decreased risk of depression and…

Dynamics and Impacts of Nitrogen and Potassium in Tea Cultivation

In recent years, sustainable agriculture has become a concern due to the pressures of the increasing fertilizer costs and increased focus on environmental protection. There is greater attention being paid to the efficient use of external inputs, including fertilizers. The need to optimize fertilizer inputs to meet crop requirements have also increasingly been identified as priorities for research in feedback from tea stakeholders. Nitrogen phosphorus and potassium are the major nutrients…

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